Spring Gardening Workshops

Are you itching to get out into the garden but don’t know where to start? Join us in our upcoming gardening workshops at the San Marcos Historical Society in Walnut Grove Park (off Twin Oaks). All our classes open for registration at 9am and start at 9.30am sharp. We work outside under the cool shade of beautiful trees. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. So sign up now!

Easy Composting With Bokashi

February 3rd or March 10th

The Bokashi method uses specially treated bran added to the waste, eliminating odors, and quickly creating fermented compost. Using a simple air-tight container, anyone from a single person, a large family, or even a restaurant or bakery, can turn their food into all the nutrition and healthy needed by plants in the garden.

rainwater harvesting in actionRainwater Harvesting and Soil Building

February 10th or March 17th

The biggest problem most gardeners have is the quality of their soil, which then leads to the problem of how much water to give your plants. Those of us who enjoy our local oceans and beaches, know directly of the impact that local rainfall has on the quality of the water there. So gardener or surfer, please join us to learn how to solve both of these important issues.

Organic vegetable gardeningOrganic Vegetable Gardening

March 24th or April 7th

Growing your own fruit and vegetables organically is one of the best things you can do for you and your family’s health. It does not require lots of space, time or resources. It rewards you with produce that is bursting with nutrition and devoid of harmful chemicals. If you have ever wanted to plant your very first garden, join us and learn how to do just that.


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Diane Downey and Sheri Menelli specialize in earth-friendly landscaping practices, including vegetable gardening, rainwater capture, soil health, native plants, and efficient irrigation. Diane is a professional landscape designer with over 10 years’ experience, and Sheri is a certified permaculture designer with a six-year-old food forest in her backyard. Combined, they have over two decades of teaching experience. Their classes are taught to the public in the classroom, in the field, and via one-on-one garden coaching sessions.
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